Dodgers: Kenta Maeda Leaves Start Early With Injury
In what seems like a reoccurring theme on the season, the Dodgers appear to have lost yet another starter. After two of his best career starts, Kenta Maeda was removed from the game in the second inning.
It started in the top of the second with one out, as Dave Roberts and the trainer came out to look at Maeda.
The trainers are out to see Kenta Maeda here in the second inning.
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) May 30, 2018
He appeared to be fine, staying in the game. He then proceeded to strike out Jake Arrieta, but once again, Roberts and the trainer came out. This time for Kenta, he couldn’t convince his manager to let him stay in the game.
Kenta Maeda didn’t want the trainers to come out for the #Dodgers, but his wishes were ignored. pic.twitter.com/f94cTqXFZP
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 30, 2018
In 1.2 innings, Maeda allowed two runs and gave up three hits. He definitely did not look as dominant as he had in the past few games. After the loss, Dave Roberts gave us some insight into the injury. It appears that Maeda had been bothered by the hip strain for some time. It just happened to flare up during this start.
Kenta Maeda will get an MRI tomorrow for right hip strain. Roberts said could be a possible DL situation.
— AlaNNa Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 30, 2018
It’s unclear at the moment what the full injury is, or what the extent is. Hopefully, for Kenta and the Dodgers, it’s not too serious. With Clayton Kershaw returning this week, it looked as if the opening day rotation was slowly coming back together. It looks as if we’re going to have to wait a little while longer.
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What another Dodger starter injured? That is just so hard to believe. Is it possible for even one of them to get through a whole year without going on the D.L. Something wrong with Honeycutt’s ideas about how to prepare maybe?